GP2

Tom Dillmann grabs maiden GP2 pole

Tom Dillmann grabs maiden GP2 pole – 
 
RUSSIAN TIME lock out front row in Budapest
 
Tom Dillmann is a happy boy today: the Frenchman bagged his first ever GP2 pole position in today’s qualifying session at the Hungaroring with a laptime of 1:28.219, a hair’s breadth ahead of teammate Sam Bird. Fabio Leimer took third.
 
It was still very hot in Hungary when the pitlane opened for today’s qualifying session. Marcus Ericsson was the man who set the early pace dipping under 1m29s with teammate Stéphane Richelmi in tow, both men showing once again how quick reigning champions DAMS are. Jolyon Palmer and Johnny Cecotto also found the pace to break the 1m29s barrier.
 
But on his first fast lap, Dillmann bettered Ericsson’s laptime by five tenths and claimed the top spot, and little did he know at that point that it was going to be enough to grab pole at the chequered flag. His teammate Bird moved up to second on the same lap but was four tenths slower than the Frenchman, leaving the DAMS pair in P3 and P4.
 
All the drivers returned to the pits for a set of fresh Soft Pirelli tyres and when the action picked up again, it was all about trying to get as close as possible to Dillmann’s laptime. Felipe Nasr who had only completed two laps in this morning’s free practice session moved up to third. That’s when Fabio Leimer was able to find some extra pace and clocked a laptime that put him second on the timesheet. In the dying minutes of the session, Bird put his head down and bettered the Swiss’ time, but ended 0.07s shy off Dillmann and the pole position.
 
At the chequered flag, Dillmann was all smiles as he pocketed his maiden GP2 pole and newcomers RUSSIAN TIME enjoyed their first front row lock out. Leimer ended third ahead of Nasr, Ericsson, Richelmi, Palmer, Rio Hayranto, Alexander Rossi and Daniel De Jong.
 
Budapest – Qualifying Session
 
Driver
Team
Laptime
Laps
1.
Tom Dillmann
RUSSIAN TIME
1:28.219
11
2.
Sam Bird
RUSSIAN TIME
1:28.296
11
3.
Fabio Leimer
Racing Engineering
1:28.507
13
4.
Felipe Nasr
Carlin
1:28.679
14
5.
Marcus Ericsson
DAMS
1:28.709
12
6.
Stéphane Richelmi
DAMS
1:28.753
10
7.
Jolyon Palmer
Carlin
1:28.802
12
8.
Rio Haryanto
Barwa Addax Team
1:28.826
12
9.
Alexander Rossi
EQ8 Caterham Racing
1:28.851
14
10.
Daniel De Jong
MP Motorsport
1:28.855
11
11.
Johnny Cecotto
Arden International
1:28.927
13
12.
Mitch Evans
Arden International
1:29.012
10
13.
Nathanaël Berthon
Trident Racing
1:29.020
14
14.
James Calado
ART Grand Prix
1:29.128
11
15.
Jon Lancaster
Hilmer Motorsport
1:29.136
10
16.
Jake Rosenzweig
Barwa Addax Team
1:29.206
12
17.
Simon Trummer
Rapax
1:29.403
15
18.
Stefano Coletti
Rapax
1:29.519
13
19
Julian Leal
Racing Engineering
1:29.524
12
20.
Daniel Abt
ART Grand Prix
1:29.735
13
21.
Rene Binder
Venezuela GP Lazarus
1:29.742
14
22.
Adrian Quaife-Hobbs
Hilmer Motorsport
1:29.793
13
23.
Dani Clos
MP Motorsport
1:29.877
12
24.
Sergio Canamasas
EQ8 Caterham Racing
1:30.078
13
25.
Vittorio Ghirelli
Venezuela GP Lazarus
1:30.251
14
26.
Ricardo Teixeira
Trident Racing
1:31.254
15

 

Formula 1

sebastian-vettel Hungary 2013

Sebastian Vettel leads Red Bull one-two in Friday practice at Hungaroring – 

CAR 1, SEBASTIAN VETTEL  : 
 
“The car feels okay, but there’s always a lot of work to do and there’s some room for improvement. My long run wasn’t completely clean, as we had to abort it at the start due to the brakes being a bit hot, but you work to find the limit. I don’t think the tyres feel massively different, but they are a step in the right direction. “
CAR 2, MARK WEBBER  :
 
“The tyres feel quite similar to those used previously; we got a feeling already from Silverstone. It went well today and I’m happy, the car felt good and the team did a great job. Sunday is the main thing; qualifying is important, but Sunday is what we have to focus on. It’s a demanding circuit and the conditions are set to stay the same, so I don’t think we’ll be changing a huge amount tonight.”

Pos Driver                Team                    Time      Gap       Laps
 1. Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault        1m21.264s             34
 2. Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault        1m21.308s  +0.044s	42
 3. Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault           1m21.417s  +0.153s	40
 4. Fernando Alonso       Ferrari                 1m21.426s  +0.162s	34
 5. Felipe Massa          Ferrari                 1m21.544s  +0.280s	37
 6. Lewis Hamilton        Mercedes                1m21.802s  +0.538s	42
 7. Nico Rosberg          Mercedes                1m21.991s  +0.727s	40
 8. Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault           1m22.011s  +0.747s	32
 9. Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes        1m22.180s  +0.916s	41
10. Adrian Sutil          Force India-Mercedes    1m22.304s  +1.040s	41
11. Paul di Resta         Force India-Mercedes    1m22.526s  +1.262s	39
12. Sergio Perez          McLaren-Mercedes        1m22.529s  +1.265s	37
13. Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault        1m22.781s  +1.517s	36
14. Esteban Gutierrez     Sauber-Ferrari          1m22.837s  +1.573s	42
15. Nico Hulkenberg       Sauber-Ferrari          1m22.841s  +1.577s	39
16. Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Ferrari      1m23.369s  +2.105s	34
17. Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari      1m23.411s  +2.147s	41
18. Valtteri Bottas       Williams-Renault        1m23.646s  +2.382s	34
19. Charles Pic           Caterham-Renault        1m24.325s  +3.061s	38
20. Giedo van der Garde   Caterham-Renault        1m25.065s  +3.801s	36
21. Jules Bianchi         Marussia-Cosworth       1m25.143s  +3.879s	39
22. Max Chilton           Marussia-Cosworth       1m26.647s  +5.383s	33

GP2

Sam Bird

Sam Bird leads the way in Budapest – 
 
RUSSIAN TIME ace quickest in free practice at Hungaroring
 
Title contender Sam Bird had the perfect start to his GP2 race weekend setting the fastest laptime of this morning’s Free Practice session at the Hungaroring with a laptime of 1:29.408. The Brit’ finished three tenths ahead of Sergio Canamasas in P2 whilst Bird’s teammate Tom Dillmann completed the top three.
 
The seventh round of the 2013 season opened this morning in scorching temperatures. All twenty-six drivers opted for Prime Medium Pirelli tyres for the thirty minute long practice session. It was Alexander Rossi who set the early pace right before a yellow flag came out when Felipe Nasr stopped at Turn 14 following a small mistake. The Brazilian was not able to re-join and had to sit out the rest of the session.
 
When the track was clear, James Calado found some extra pace to improve on Rossi’s laptime and take the top spot on the timesheet, but Bird set both sectors 1 and 2 ablaze to claim P1 with a time eight tenths of a second quicker than his countryman.
 
Dillmann improved on his personal best as well and moved up to P2 just before Calado lost control of his car at Turn 11, span off track and stopped, putting a premature end to his session as well. Canamasas was then on a mission and took P2.
 
At the chequered flag, Bird sat pretty at the top of the timings ahead of Canamasas and Dillmann. Calado ended the session fourth ahead of Marcus Ericsson, Johnny Cecotto, Fabio Leimer, Daniel De Jong, Stéphane Richelmi and Jon Lancaster.
 
With the temperatures rising and the option to use Soft Pirelli tyres, the qualifying session which will take place at 15.55 today promises to be another GP2 classic.
Budapest – Free Practice
Driver
Team
Laptime
Laps
1.
Sam Bird
RUSSIAN TIME
1:29.408
12
2.
Sergio Canamasas
EQ8 Caterham Racing
1:29.760
14
3.
Tom Dillmann
RUSSIAN TIME
1:29.902
14
4.
James Calado
ART Grand Prix
1:30.003
7
5.
Marcus Ericsson
DAMS
1:30.084
15
6.
Johnny Cecotto
Arden International
1:30.239
15
7.
Fabio Leimer
Racing Engineering
1:30.241
12
8.
Daniel De Jong
MP Motorsport
1:30.329
13
9.
Stéphane Richelmi
DAMS
1:30.349
14
10.
Jon Lancaster
Hilmer Motorsport
1:30.413
14
11.
Nathanaël Berthon
Trident Racing
1:30.428
15
12.
Mitch Evans
Arden International
1:30.504
14
13.
Jolyon Palmer
Carlin
1:30.552
13
14.
Julian Leal
Racing Engineering
1:30.558
13
15.
Stefano Coletti
Raoax
1:30.590
15
16.
Alexander Rossi
EQ8 Caterham Racing
1:30.742
15
17.
Vittorio Ghirelli
Venezuela GP Lazarus
1:30.807
15
18.
Rio Hayranto
Barwa Addax Team
1:30.869
13
19
Adrian Quaife-Hobbs
Hilmer Motorsport
1:31.045
13
20.
Daniel Abt
ART Grand Prix
1:31.063
15
21.
Simon Trummer
Rapax
1:31.524
15
22.
Dani Clos
MP Motorsport
1:31.770
13
23.
Jake Rosenzweig
Barwa Addax Team
1:31.797
14
24.
Rene Binder
Venezuela GP Lazarus
1:31.845
15
25.
Ricardo Teixeira
Trident Racing
1:33.848
15
26.
Felipe Nasr
Carlin
1:49.063
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